Conference and Exhibition at Aligarh

    Conference and Exhibition for Defence Corridor at Aligarh, U.P. on 11th August2018

  • Brief : About the Programme

    “UP Defence Corridor Conference and Exhibition at Aligarh”
    Venue : Hotel Royal Residency, Aligarh
    Date : 11th of August 2018
    Organised by : Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
    Chief Guest - Mrs. NirmalaSitharaman - Hon’ble Defence Minister, Government of India
    Presided by : Shri Yogi AdityanathJi - Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

    Dignitaries :

    • Dr. Subhash R. Bhamre : Union Minister of State for Defence
    • Shri Suresh Rana : Member of Parliament from Aligarh
    • ShriSatishMahana : Industrial Minister Govt of U.P.
    • Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey : Chief Secretary U.P. Govt
    • Vice Chief of Army Staff : Lt. Gen. DevrajAnbu
    • Vice Chief of Airforce Staff : Air Marshal S B Deo
    • Assistant Chief of Material : Rear Admiral RajaramSwaminathan
    • Shri Sunil Vaish : President, Indian Industries Association
    • Dignitaries and Representatives of various Industry Associations
    • Ambassadors from South Korea, France , Israel, Japan, Russia, Sweden, UK, USA.
    • Industrialist from India and abroad.
    • Representatives from Defence Manufacturing Units & Defence PSUs

    ProgrammeSummary :

    A “UP Defence Production Conference and Exhibition” was organised at Aligarh on 11th August 2018 by UP Government with the cumulative support of Defence Ministry of India, Indian Defence Forces, Defence PSU to streamline the efforts being made for enabling Aligarh (one of the most prominent node of the UP Defence Production Corridor) to contribute to the Corridor with its full potential by taking benefit of its world famous cottage hardware industries, proficient artisans/workforce and easy availability of raw material. In the Inaugural Session the Defence Minister asked the entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas and manufacture products according to the need of the defence forces and assured that Army will directly purchase these products from them after the testing of these products by the trial and testing agencies of Defence. She also said that there is an urgent need to strengthen the training and investment to make “UP Defence Production Corridor” a success and asked the industries to aim for exporting to overseas customers also rather than fulfilling the defence needs of Indian Armed Forces only. Hon’ble CM Yogi Jee told that 236 hectares of land has been acquired in Aligarh for the Corridor also made a request to the Defence Minster to organise the Aero India Show of this year in Uttar Pradesh and he also assured her that UP is fully prepared and well-equipped to host this show and expected that this show would be very helpful in the preparation being made for the establishment of the “UP Defence Industrial Corridor”. The Investment Proposals of around 3,750 Crore have been received through this meet and some of the major investment proposals are as follows :

    • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) - 1200 Crore
    • Ordinance Factory Board (OFB) – 1077 Crore
    • Military & Armed Forces Equipment Manufacturer (MKU) - 900 Crore
    • Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) - 240 Crore
    • Bharat Forge - 200 Crore
    • PTC - 115 Crore

    In the Second Session of the event the Defence Officials of Indian Armed Forces and Ambassadors from abroad had an open discussion with the industrialist about the procurement needs of the defence forces and the products which are of great demand in defence sector keeping the modern scenario and the globalised defence market conditions in mind.

    In the Third Session the Dignitaries and Representatives from Defence PSUs interacted with the members of industry associations, defence manufacturers, suppliers & service providers. Lots of issues and problems were discussed and it was proclaimed to provide timely solution to all the problems that are coming to their way of defence manufacturing and supply. The Defence Exhibition was the centre of attraction among the visitors during this Defence Programme. The objective of this exhibition was to facilitate the interaction between industrialists and defence forces and promote exchange of expertise, technology and promote investment so that indigenous products can be manufactured in a more cost effective manner and India may become self-reliant in Defence Sector.

    Some of the prominent exhibits were as follows:
    • T-90 Tanks Made in Russia
    • Guided Missile Weapons
    • Green Toilets
    • MI-17 Helicopters
    • Zaguar, Sukhoi and Dornier-228 Aircraft
    • Radars made of the components imported from Israel & UK
    • Bio-digester green toilet manufactured by DRDO Gwalior

    The industrialist of Aligarh Region were very enthusiastic and hopeful that this “UP Defence Production Corridor” would certainly provide a boost to the hardware industries of Aligarh and they were assured that the Government is fully committed to provide them better infrastructure, support and assistance to make them contribute to this project with the desired thrust.

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